Edge as place : building a community link in Boston's Chinatown
Author(s)Li, Janice Y. K. (Janice Yan Kar), 1972-
Building a community link in Boston's Chinatown
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How does one inhabit an edge with two sides that are different in culture, everyday life, and scale? How does one connect a physically fragmented community? How does one design a building that identifies with the Chinatown community without applying the usual "pagoda" kitsch? This thesis takes Boston 2000, a urban development plan for the Central Artery Project, as a starting point for an exploration on the above design problems with special attention paid to the roles urban context and cultural issues play on architecture.
Thesis (M. Arch.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 1998.Includes bibliographical references (p. 81-83).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture
Massachusetts Institute of Technology